PC Help Desk in A Book
The Do-it-yourself Guide to PC Troubleshooting and RepaireBook - 2002
Examines the symptoms of troubled computers to diagnose and treat the problem, allowing readers to solve dilemmas including bad Windows installations, mismanaged system resources, viruses, and slow Internet connections.
Each year, thousands of harmless PCs suffer the pain and humiliation of buggy Windows installations, bad cable connections, mismanaged system resources, viruses, and slow Internet connections. All too often, these downtrodden PCs end up being scrapped before their time by owners who just can't care for them any longer. The real travesty is that with a little love, these wounded PCs could become useful members of society. That's where PC HelpDesk in a Book comes in. Using a unique, medical dictionary approach, this book walks users through the symptoms to diagnose and treat the problem. End-users will be armed to perform cost-effective upgrades, repair fouled Windows installations, and squeeze out a little more performance from a slow Internet connection in lieu of purchasing a new computer.
This quick reference begins with symptom tables that list display, audio, Internet, peripheral, storage media, Windows, and application problems, then refer the reader to a troubleshooting flowchart or specific section of the book for repair instructions. The accompanying screenshots display Windows XP, although Windows 9x and Windows Me are also covered. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)